The central province of Binh Dinh and the southwestern Lao province of
Champassak plan to promote a mutual comprehensive cooperation programme
The details were discussed during
talks between the leaders of Binh Dinh province and a delegation from
Champassak, led by its governor, Sonphay Siphandone, on August 20. The
Lao provincial trip is to share experience in party building,
socio-economic development, national defence and security cooperation
during this period.
After their talks, it was
decided that Binh Dinh province will continue to send agricultural
specialists to Champassak to help introduce new models of farming and
animal husbandry. Delegations of Vietnamese businesses will also be sent
to the locality to seek out investment opportunities.
Champassak will speed up the process of granting certificates for land
use to Vietnamese businesses keen to operate in the province and take
advantage of the preferential policies, introduced to attract more
investors from Binh Dinh province.
In recent years,
Binh Dinh has helped the Lao province to train up health care workers
and has provided scholarships for students in the province to study in
Both provinces have teamed up to build a 2 million USD pharmaceuticals factory in Champassak, which has set aside 340
ha for the Binh Dinh Medical Equipment Company to plant coffee in the
locality, bringing stable jobs for 500 local people and providing
seasonal work for 1,000 others.
To mark the
occasion, Secretary of Binh Dinh’s provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van
Thien and Chairman of Binh Dinh’s People’s Committee Le Huu Loc, were
conferred with Laos’ Issara Order, third-class, for their
contributions to establishing and promoting friendship and comprehensive
cooperation between both provinces and both countries.-VNA